New York-bound Delta flight diverted to Rome
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Immediately after takeoff, a Delta Air Lines flight departing Milan Malpensa Airport in Italy was battered by a hailstorm. The flight was diverted to Rome.

On board the plane, no injuries were reported.

According to the airline, passengers deplaned normally after the flight landed safely. “The aircraft sustained some damage during the bad weather, which is being reviewed by our local maintenance team.”

After taking off from Milan on Monday, a Delta Air Lines passenger jet headed for New York was battered by hail, forcing it to divert safely to Rome’s main airport.

Italian media reported that the aircraft suffered damage to its nose and fuselage near the wings.

After takeoff, Delta Flight DL185 from Milan to New York JFK “was diverted to Rome due to severe weather.” A Delta statement did not specify what damage was sustained.

Milan’s Malpensa airport had been the departure point.

During the bad weather, the aircraft sustained some damage, which is currently being reviewed by our local maintenance team, according to the airline’s statement.

The airline didn’t disclose how many passengers and crew were on board, whether they were booked on another flight Monday or whether they might have to stay overnight in Rome after landing at Leonardo da Vinci.

Milan is located in the Lombardy region, which has been pummeled by several storms this week with hail the size of tennis balls. According to Italian state television, a falling tree killed a 58-year-old woman who was walking to work in a factory in Lombardy. After heavy rains in Milan, firefighter divers rescued a man trapped in a flooded garage.